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Tangier (British Representations)

Volume 390: debated on Wednesday 2 June 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that a series of anti-Allied demonstrations have been instigated or permitted by the Spanish authorities in Tangier; and whether he will make representations to the Spanish Government with a view to the cessation of such acts?

A number of persons have recently been arrested in Tangier, allegedly because they had enlisted with the French Consulate-General for service in French North Africa. No British subjects were affected by these measures. His Majesty's Government have, however, drawn the attention of the Spanish authorities to the bad impression created in this country by these developments, and His Majesty's Consul-General has been informed that the arrests have now ceased.